After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges

Life After Love

Can I stand up on my own?
Can I stand to be alone?
Is there life after love?

Is there life after love?
When I wake and she’s not there
When I break, there’s no one to lean on

When I need a kind caress
holding hands and all the rest
Is there life after love?

In the morning when I wake
I make the coffee, half a pot
morning breakfast, not a lot
do my best just not to break
a saddened smile I half to fake

Is there life after love?

An empty house, an empty heart
My soul cries out for her at night
All my days are not so bright
Where has love gone?

Is there life after love?

Every week I shop alone
What to buy, still unknown
Get my groceries by myself
then put my love up on a shelf

Is there life after love?

Is there time to find another
She to me was like no other
Can my heart, my soul, recover?

Is there life after love?

The love I feel never wanes
I’ll do my best, all the same
to let my heart heal again
and find someone to be a friend

I’ll never be the same
after love and all its pain
I may never love again,
just trudge on until the end.

Is there life after love?

-J